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Event ID:  9435
Contact Name:  Jason Behrens
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Contact Phone:  617-501-0393
Organization:  Space Park
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Dates:  10th October 2015 to 9th October 2015
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Type:  Public
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Country:  United States
State/Province:  MA
City:  Somerville
Location:  Perry Park
Event Name:  Space Park Somerville featuring: The Solar System Pop-Up Playground
Event Description:  A giant, interactive, outdoor solar system installation! Made possible with the collaboration of local artists, science teachers, students, and engineers this event is the holy grail for supporters of STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math). The event will have dozens of installations for all ages to interact with and learn from. From 12-5pm teachers, high school students, and community members will educate you and your kids on the wild true facts about our solar system. If your kid is a space expert, we would be glad to have them join the crew for a day. Our event is an opportunity for learners and educators of all ages to share their knowledge and curiosity. From 6-8 the event will be slightly adapted to entertain grown ups and young adults with music, socializing, and being wowed at the creations of these local artists. INSTALLATIONS INCLUDE: - A gigantic sun over 20 feet wide! - All the rocky planets in large colorful scale, complete with cool factoids about their unique and strange properties. - Gas giants so giant you can walk inside them! Yes that's right, even your 6 foot friend will feel totally comfortable walking right into Jupiter and Saturn where they will learn all about their surreal environments. - An asteroid belt of zooming kids on satellite scooters! - A giant comet spewing it's clouds of gas. - Pluto and the Kuiper Belt objects will be premiered at the edge of the park- achhemm I mean solar system! - A gigantic interactive labyrinth of the International Space Station! Don't worry, your kids won't get lost in the maze, but they may get lost in the world of cool facts and interactive stations! - The Somerville Library is going to provide an awesome reading area for everyone to fill up on awesome space facts! PARTNERS AND VENDORS INCLUDE: SPROUT Flagraphics Knucklebones Amazing Stuff Sun Bear Local Gray Sky Designs Parts and Crafts Union Square Press Awespark Productions Somerville Arts Council Beautiful Stuff Project Somerville Public Library Somerville Recreation Department Neighborhood Children's Foundation Winter Hill Community Innovation School Lesley Creative Commons - Sidewalk Math Somerville High School Science Department Dr. Albert F. Argenziano School at Lincoln Park Come one come all, we've got SPACE FOR EVERYONE!
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